|I have been competing in triathlons for 12 years with inconsistent results. Since training with
George, I have set bike and overall race PRs in every triathlon I entered this year (including
George's training program worked around my time commitments and focused on my race goals. I found
that his program increased my power output, improved my riding technique and built confidence in my
climbing ability. Bring on next season!
|I desperately needed to redeem myself after my bad results at Wildflower. I've been working hard on the
bike with George Vargas from Epic Training Systems, doing drills, hill repeats, ILT's, time trials and
such, and going out with Perry, Ginger and Chuck-E on Sundays. It worked. I did the 40K bike in
1:21:25, only 1:25 off my projected time! The pro woman who won did the bike in 1:10:42! I was only
ten minutes and change on the bike behind the pro woman who won the tri!
|The first time I worked with Doug was for a bike fitting. He was using a road bike with aero bars.
At my behest, he bought a triathlon specific bike. I subsequently fit him to his new bike.
Congratulations Doug... "You are an Ironman!".
Just got back from competing in Ironman Wisconsin 2005, September 11. Turned out to be a brutal
day - record heat, 94
degrees with strong winds on the bike. 19.3% DidNotFinish rate, highest ever for an IM event.
Longtime IM people said it was the toughest IM they've seen - as hot and windy as Kona (Hawaii) ever
is, then add hills.
But I finished! Wasn't pretty, but I finished. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run in 14hours,
|I entered the Reebok Women's Supersprint triathlon on Oct. 16th. It was my first tri on my new
10-speed. I had never ridden a bike like that, so George gave me a crash course lesson and I
managed to take first place in the 50-55 age group!!!. During the bike ride, I kept hearing
George's voice saying, "Keep the cadence up. Don't ever stop peddling. Ride through the
bumps. Shift often." And I remembered to have the chain on the small ring in the front at the
beginning of the race. I knew I had to have a decent bike time because I know I'm a slow runner.
Thanks to George's tips I had a successful race.
|“The ride was one of my best. I think it was a perfect combination of the bike fit and CARBO-PRO. I
was averaging 2
mph faster out of the aero bars. I averaged about 21-22 mph in the aero bars.
Thanks so much! It was worth every penny!!"
Theresa came to me with just a couple of months before taking on Ride the Rockies-- a seven day climbing
tour in the Colorado Rockies. Her longest ride before hiring me was just 30 miles. We worked on climbing
technique and strategies to get her through this very difficult event. We didn't have the luxury of time to
build a solid foundation of miles. Here is her email when she returned.
I'm BAACK!! And all in one piece too! I did every mile of the 435 mile tour, and did not have to
SAG once. I kept up with (another rider) who successfully did the Mulholland, Breathless,
Heartbreak trilogy this year. Some days I actually caught up with and passed her.
Attached are a few snaps for fun and a link to see a better photo gallery of some of the scenery
(Ride the Rockies link).
The toughest climbing mentally and physically were the last four miles between Alma and the
Hoosier Pass summit on the last day. I was hurtin' for certain but kept hearing your voice from
our various training sessions..."stay on your bike...do NOT get off your bike." I remembered the
two mile hill down near Palomar and just kept saying to
myself...okay it's two of those two mile hills and it's definitely not anywhere near as bad as the San
Clemente hill. Pedal, pedal, pedal....heels down please!
George you are truly an inspiration and I appreciate all that you were able to do with the limited
time and my abilities. I am definitely hooked on cycling!!
|On this page you will find unsolicited testimonials from satisfied customers. Our clients are varied group of
athletes. Some of our clients are experienced racers looking to place or win their races while others are just
interested in fitness.